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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes near Tipton, Calif.

October 1, 2011 | 12:15 am

Updated at 11:55 a.m.: After review by a seismologist, the U.S. Geological Survey has decided that this was not a real earthquake.

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday morning five miles from Tipton, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:07 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Tulare, six miles from Woodville, 13 miles from Visalia and 156 miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center.

In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.

Read more about California earthquakes on L.A. Now.

-- Ken Schwencke

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